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    March 23

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Iran ready for US ships

25 July 2010

TEHRAN, Iran – A former naval chief in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard says his country has set aside 100 military vessels to confront each United States warship that poses a threat. Read More

N. Korea threatens war

25 July 2010

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea vowed yesterday to respond with "powerful nuclear deterrence" to joint United States and South Korean military exercises poised to begin this weekend, Read More

BP clean-up back on track

25 July 2010

NEW ORLEANS – BP’s evacuation of the Gulf of Mexico was called off yesterday and ships headed back to resume work on plugging the leaky well as remnants of Tropical Storm Bonnie breezed past. Read More

Facebook feud ends in death

25 July 2010

PONTIAC, Michigan – A Facebook feud between two women who claimed to love the same prison inmate led to a high-speed chase and a crash that critically injured one of the rivals, Read More


Church girl turns nympho

24 July 2010

LONDON, England – Heather Howland looks at the floor as Andy, her husband of 15 years, tries to work out how many men she has had inappropriate relations with in the past two years. Read More

7 000 in Gaza go for record

23 July 2010

RAFAH, Gaza Strip – More than7 000 Palestinian children in the Gaza Strip simultaneously dribbled basketballs for five minutes yesterday in an attempt to enter the Guinness Book of World Records, Gaza’s top United Nations aid official said. Read More

Storm warning for site of BP oil spill

23 July 2010

GULF OF MEXICO – British Petroleum (BP) workers in the Gulf of Mexico have stopped drilling a relief well and are preparing to evacuate the oil spill site as a tropical depression nears. Read More


US push for new N.Korea sanctions

22 July 2010

SEOUL, South Korea – The Obama administration moved yesterday to push new sanctions against North Korea over its nuclear weapons programme, Read More


White House says sorry

22 July 2010

WASHINGTON – An embarrassed White House apologised yesterday to a black Agriculture Department employee who was ousted for her remarks about race, Read More

China is biggest energy user

21 July 2010

PARIS – China has overtaken the United States as the world’s largest energy consumer, the International Energy Agency said yesterday. Read More

Leaders blast release of Lockerbie bomber

21 July 2010

WASHINGTON – British Prime Minister David Cameron yesterday turned aside United States calls for an investigation into the release of the Lockerbie bomber by Scotland Read More

Playboy launches 'clean' site

21 July 2010

CHICAGO – Finally, something for those guys who say they read Playboy for the articles: a chance to prove it. Read More


61 die in train crash

20 July 2010

CALCUTTA, India – A speeding express train ploughed into a stationary passenger train in eastern India yesterday, killing 61 people in a crash Read More

BP gets nod to keep cap on

20 July 2010

NEW ORLEANS – The federal government yesterday allowed BP to keep the cap shut tight on its ruptured Gulf of Mexico oil well for another day despite something seeping near the sea floor. Read More

Brazil to France flight cancelled

19 July 2010

SAO PAULO – Air France says a Rio de Janeiro to Paris flight has been cancelled because of electronic problems. Read More


BP cap holds

19 July 2010

NEW ORLEANS – The custom-built cap that finally cut off the oil flowing from BP’s broken well held steady yesterday, Read More


Boeing 787 touches down

19 July 2010

FARNBOROUGH, England – Boeing Co.’s long-anticipated 787 jet touched down on British soil yesterday, Read More


Australia votes Aug. 21

18 July 2010

CANBERRA – Australia’s first female prime minister Julia Gillard called elections yesterday buoyed by strong support only three weeks after taking power Read More

Air France flight cancelled

18 July 2010

SAO PAULO – Air France said a Sao Paulo-Paris flight had to be cancelled because of damage in the aircraft’s fuselage. Read More

16 killed in militant ambush

18 July 2010

CHINAR, Pakistan – Militants armed with assault rifles ambushed a convoy of civilian vehicles, killing 16 people yesterday Read More

BP cap holding – for now

18 July 2010

NEW ORLEANS – BP’s 48-hour trial run of a cap blocking oil from streaming into the Gulf of Mexico ended yesterday with no word on what happens next. Read More




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